Hockey India named 48 core probables for the Indian men's hockey team, which is scheduled to take part in the Lanco International Super Series and 34th men's FIH Champions Trophy [ Images ] in Australia [ Images ] later this year.
The players will start training at the SAI Centre, at the Netaji Subash National Institute of Sports in Patiala, from October 15.
Interestingly, Hockey India also included some players who were a part of the rival World Series Hockey (WSH), as standbys.
Hockey India selectors Col. Balbir Singh, B P Govinda [ Images ] and Syed Ali, along with government observer Harbinder Singh, selected the 48 probables on the basis of their performances in the recently-concluded second Hockey India Senior men's National Championship in Bangalore.
The Indian hockey team, which last competed in the London [ Images ] Olympics [ Images ], where it finished at the bottom, will be looking for redemption in the Lanco International Super Series, at Perth, from November 22 to 25.
The tournament will also feature the likes of England [ Images ], Australia and Pakistan.
This will be followed by the Champions Trophy, at the State Netball Hockey Centre in Melbourne [ Images ], from December 1 to 9. It will feature hosts Australia, Belgium, England, Germany [ Images ], The Netherlands, New Zealand [ Images ] and Pakistan.
List of 48 core probables:
Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (Karnataka [ Images ]), PR Sreejesh (Tamil Nadu), PT Rao (Services), Tarun Thimmanna (Karnataka), Srenivas Rao (AP).
Full-backs: VR Raghunath (Karnataka), Ignace Tirkey (Services), Sandeep Singh (Haryana), Rupinderpal Singh (Tamil Nadu), Harbir Singh (Punjab [ Images ]), Lovedeep Singh (Chandigarh).
Half-backs: Sardar Singh (Haryana), Kothajit Singh (Manipur), Birendra Lakra (Jharkhand), Manpreet Singh (Punjab), MB Aiyappa (Karnataka), Bipin Karketta (Orissa), Pradeep Mor (Haryana), Gurmail Singh (Haryana), Amit Rohidas (Orissa), Sampath Kumar Maylaram (AP), Shirish Bisen (UP), Barkat Singh (University), Vivek Dhar (Railways), Jonny Jasrotia (Services).
Forwards: SV Sunil (Services), Gurvinder Singh Chandi (Punjab), Sarvanjit Singh (Punjab), Chinglensana Singh (Railways), Shivendra Singh (Air India [ Images ]), Danish Mujtaba (UP), Tushar Khandker (UP), SK Uthappa (Karnataka), Pradhanna Sommanna (Air India), Nithin Thimmaiah (Karnataka), Yuvraj Walmiki (Maharasthra),Dharamvir Singh (Punjab), Akashdeep Singh (Punjab), MG Poonacha (Railways), Prabhdeep Singh (Punjab), PL Thimmanna (Karnataka), Sukhdev Singh (Services), Lovepreet Singh (Services), Sanjay Bir Singh (Railways), Gurpreet Singh (University), Sanwan Ali (Services), Vikramjit Singh (Punjab), Karamjit Singh (Haryana).
Goalkeepers: Kamaldeep Singh (Punjab), Gurpreet Singh (Air India).
Defenders: Gurjinder Singh (Punjab), Harpreet Singh (Haryana).
Midfielders: Manjit Kullu (Railways), Ravi Pal (Punjab), Vikas Sharma (UP), Vikas Pillai (Air India), Devinder Valmiki (Maharastra).